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Recycling and Responsible Waste Disposal in the State of Louisiana

Litter is a big problem in Louisiana

Out of the 50 states in the U.S., Louisiana ranks among the worst in the country when it comes to littering. It costs tax payers about $40 million per year to clean-up litter throughout the state.

Fines for littering and/or illegal dumping range from $5 to $5,000. It’s important to dispose of materials responsibly. When it’s all said and done, putting waste in its proper place saves your hard earned tax dollars.

In the past few years, the State has addressed this concern and is trying to right the wrong. However, the quickest way to turn things around is for each individual to do his or her part in helping to clean-up litter in the community.

***Volunteer with the Keep Louisiana Beautiful campaign to help clean-up your neighborhood.

Why recycle e-waste in LA?

Electronic waste, or e-waste, contains toxic materials, such as lead, that can leach into groundwater causing a health and environmental hazard. Beyond the negative health effects, e-waste also holds a great deal of value.

E-scrap recyclers are able to recover precious metals, such as gold and silver, from electronic devices. For instance, collecting 1,000 broken or outdated cellphones for recycling yields about 35 lbs. of copper, 12 ounces of silver, and an ounce of gold. This is stuff that would otherwise rot away in landfills.

The tangible benefit for residents who choose to recycle e-waste is in the form of lower taxes, and reduced fees at landfills due to the revenue generated from recycling the e-waste. It only works, however, if communities come together and make an effort to ramp up e-cycling as a whole -- There’s power in numbers.

Learn about Louisiana’s e-waste recycling and donation processes, or find an e-cycler near you.

Landfill locations in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) maintains an updated list of permitted landfills. It includes the location, phone number, type of landfill and other information.

Access the Solid Waste Landfill Report

Solid waste and recycling rules and regulations in LA

If you need access to the rules and regulations governing solid waste removal and disposal in Louisiana, you can find that info at the DEQ website.

Tips for renting a roll-off dumpster in Louisiana

5 most common dumpster styles

Commercial dumpsters – Businesses use these dumpsters for weekly or monthly garbage hauling service. They are not for temporary use.

Roll-off dumpsters – These are the containers you rent for temporary uses, such as household cleanouts, roofing projects or commercial construction.

Trailer dumpsters – Used by some dumpster rental companies, these trailers are used similarly to roll-off dumpsters but are different in that they are on wheels – this offers the benefit of being easier on your driveway.

Bag-style containers – These small bins are made from durable fabrics and plastics and range in size from 1 to 3 cubic yards and hold less than 2 tons of debris. The “Bagster” container is one such dumpster.

Lowboy dumpsters – Similar to traditional roll-off dumpsters but with low sides, making it ideal for loading heavier debris, such as dirt, roofing material, concrete, tiles and masonry.

Information about dumpster rental weight limits and overage charges

Dumpster rental providers typically put a cap on the amount of weight you can load into a dumpster due to the fact it costs them more money to dump heavier loads at local landfills. This weight limit can range from 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) to 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) or more.

Overage fees typically range between $50 per ton and $100 per ton. For example, if the weight allowance is 2,000 lbs. and your load weighs in at 2,500 lbs., you’d owe an additional 1 ton of overage charges at the $50 to $100 rate, or whatever rate your dumpster rental agreement specifies.

TIP: Be particularly careful of going over the allotted weight limit when dealing with heavier debris, such as concrete, roofing shingles, dirt or masonry.